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Photo Art Gallery

Post by Splintercat » December 27th, 2015, 4:38 pm

Thought I'd start a gallery thread for photo art. I stumbled across this definition of "photo art", so for the purpose of this thread I'll define it as follows:
Photo art is taking a photograph, almost always one I have taken with my camera, and changing it into something else.
To get things rolling, here are a couple of photo art images that I made from photos taken in the past couple days using Photoshop:

2015 Christmas Moon (viewed from our front porch)

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This one I will call "Vincent Van Tamanagogh Falls" for obvious reasons:

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...and here's an image from a couple of years ago, taken on Mt. Defiance -- I'll call this one "Defiant Dreamscape":

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Okay, your turn! Anyone else making their photos into something else..?

Tom :-)

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Re: Photo Art Gallery

Post by -Q- » December 28th, 2015, 12:40 am

That waterfall pic is super cool :mrgreen:

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Re: Photo Art Gallery

Post by jdemott » December 28th, 2015, 9:21 am

I used to do some "artistic" photo modifications several years ago, but I haven't done much of it recently. Generally, I use multiple layers in Photoshop and combine them to create something new. Sometimes I combine multiple photos and sometimes I combine a photo with a newly created "painting" layer to make very specific changes to the image. If nothing else, it makes me spend a lot of time looking closely at the various elements of each photo.

Sometimes I have tried to mimic a particular painting style, usually watercolors:
crooked river bank exper.jpg
One effect that I particularly like is combining photos of nature with photos of various textures, such as fabric, rice paper, rock or concrete:
hasta copy with border.jpg
And sometimes I have tried for something more impressionistic, such as trying to emphasize the feeling of a sunny and windy day in a field of wildflowers:
balsamroot mod.jpg
In more recent years, my "artistic" efforts have generally involved looking for abstract scenes and images in nature rather than relying on Photoshop, such as this shot of a reflection in a river with no Photoshop modifications or adjustments whatsoever:
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Re: Photo Art Gallery

Post by rainrunner » December 29th, 2015, 5:56 am

Playing with Topaz Impressions

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Re: Photo Art Gallery

Post by markesc » February 2nd, 2016, 8:25 pm

These are rad.

Try some long shutter speeds hand held... you'd be surprised what you get! :evil:

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Re: Photo Art Gallery

Post by Waffle Stomper » February 3rd, 2016, 7:37 am

Fun stuff.
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Re: Photo Art Gallery

Post by Rancid9999 » February 3rd, 2016, 1:28 pm

Or should this be in the Give Me Some ID thread?
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Re: Photo Art Gallery

Post by Splintercat » February 17th, 2016, 1:06 pm

Thinking about purchasing this! A bit steep ($100), but it looks like a lot of fun..!

Tom :-)

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Re: Photo Art Gallery

Post by mountainkat » February 17th, 2016, 2:48 pm

Cool thread! I really like that waterfall one! :)

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Re: Photo Art Gallery

Post by rainrunner » February 17th, 2016, 7:02 pm

Splintercat wrote:
Thinking about purchasing this! A bit steep ($100), but it looks like a lot of fun..!

Tom :-)

You can google discount codes and get it cheaper.
Like the code "123photographer" and save 15% (84.99 instead of 99.99)
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